Perseid Meteor Shower - August 13th, 20157:23 PM
The annual meteor shower has come and gone. This is not the first time I've tried my hand at taking pics of it, and honestly, I don't know which one worked out better. Neither of them would be considered great.
|Tried some star trails but camera stopped|
|August 11th, 2012, so faint I had to make it black and white|
The cameras I used were the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Pentax Q7. Unfortunately, due to not having a job, I've sold off most of my cameras. On the first night, I brought the Q7 with the ultrawide fisheye lens 03, but I keep forgetting that with those types of lenses (native, but manual), the max exposure time is only 2 seconds. On top of that, the aperture is only f5.6, so even at ISO 12,800, basically nothing was visible (not to mention the noise obliterated everything anyway). I had two tripods going, but I sold the 02 lens for the Pentax Q7, so had to settle for the 01 prime. It's a sharp lens, f1.9, but just not wide enough to really have a good chance of catching any meteors. Here is a couple pics from the little Pentax.
|It was dark enough I guess|
|The clouds look really cool with the city light glow|
|Way cleaner, but to be expected|